Rip Hamilton: Pistons Would Have Won 3 NBA Titles If They Drafted Carmelo Anthony | ALL THE SMOKE

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Richard Hamilton tells Matt and Stephen that if Carmelo Anthony was drafted by the Pistons he would have won 3 NBA titles and may have changed the legacy of some of the NBA greats.
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  • And if I woulda put stock on amazon 12 yrs ago I’d be rich

    Johan CorralesJohan Corrales2 күн мурун
  • Lebron would've figured it out

    Thapelo KgoadiThapelo Kgoadi5 күн мурун
  • Man I hate they said what if why they didn’t do it 😡

    Derek ChapmanDerek Chapman6 күн мурун
  • Shit still pisses me off to this day don't make no sense , this goes down with Pete carroll play and I always said melo still could have been trade and draft picks easy our future was set up and they fuck up a wet dream

    1motorcitychop1motorcitychop9 күн мурун
  • No way cancer would infect another team with melows lack of passing defense and team ball because vets 😆👌🏽

    IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga9 күн мурун
  • I still say it would of been some Jordan type shit if Melo went to Detroit 🤦🏾‍♂️ fo sho a 3peat from 04-07 ....But Bron and Wade was coming & that Boston team still would have been put together so we lose in 08 and 09 Melo Still on the Team...and we bring in some more Help like a Backup PG some how get a good free agent or 2 then 10,11,12 we run it up again & then Melo walks away to the Knicks with a winning pedigree and takes them to the finals 1 time in 4 years losing to Lebron James who has 3 rings to his 6 and Wade's 3 rings along with Bosh or Amar'e Stoudemire

    Myke JaeMyke Jae10 күн мурун
  • Stephen Jacksons reaction when Rip says the narrative around lebron changes if melo goes to detroit at 1:45 is fantastic lolol

    Ari MichaelAri Michael11 күн мурун
  • A off Denver Mello was the CP3 move it didnt fit but its ok to throw Rose and AI to Det when you trying to push them out. Making them look suspect playing for bad teams ask Victor Cruz....

    Mind Your BusinessMind Your Business18 күн мурун
  • That is why Mello dont go to DET. Mello with hood cats and they from the hood. It would of changed the west better then east movement. See how folks create the east weak. The east dont get to bulk up like the west. Mello and Det ha young boy with Vets do him like TaySean...

    Mind Your BusinessMind Your Business18 күн мурун
  • The Detroit Piston Actually did Draft CarMelo And Melo Was A Terrible Player for 2 Years in Detroit. Rip, Billups,Tashawn, Big Been And the Gang did win 2 or 3 championship during that time. But then they broke up and VINCE CARTER a Champion And NBA Finals MVP leaving New Jersey was traded to the Pistons. And As Far As LeBron he Wasn't that good of a rookie either but better than MELO still!!! These are the Answers to that Question! @SHOWTIME Basketball

    The Bryant Sports SystemThe Bryant Sports System23 күн мурун
  • Jeremy lin has a champion ring b4 melo let that sink in

    Chief ToadChief Toad28 күн мурун
    • And Jared Dudley because they aren't cancer

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga9 күн мурун
  • Melo would've left to get paid and take more shots.

    Dave ClarkDave ClarkАй мурун
  • he would have ruined the chemistry

    Alejandro SanchezAlejandro SanchezАй мурун
    • 💯

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga9 күн мурун
  • If that’s the case CP3 would’ve had one and Kobe would’ve had 6

    justin hopkinsjustin hopkins3 ай мурун
  • Narrative on Melo would've been totally different. Plays no D, X. Selfish, X. No playoff success, X. No rings, X. I think it totally would've changed the whole narrative between Lebron and Melo. At the time of entering the league, Wade was mostly an uncertain player who potential the really developed towards the second half of the season, and it was mostly between Melo and Lebron for ROY. Lebron being on the East has definitely helped his career out tremendously, so imagine Melo also on the East. Melo with an aged Chauncey gave the Lakers a run for their money in the Western conference finals. Now instead of that it's Melo with Mr. Big shot and a squad of dawgs. I still think Lebron would've came out with the better overall career because of how he took care of his body, but the conversation would be SO MUCH CLOSER. The worst thing that happened to Melo was not ending up in Detriot. The second worse is him not taking his conditioning seriously enough early on in his career.

    eatcheesekobeeatcheesekobe4 ай мурун
    • The facts would be the same: ballhogging iso with little to no passing. They didn't draft him because they saw that.

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga9 күн мурун
  • That Piston team was so beautiful to watch 🔥

    Andres SosaAndres Sosa4 ай мурун
  • Melo defense would had to be up to par if he was playing with those dogs

    Ryan RichardsonRyan Richardson4 ай мурун
  • Wallace rip bills ben melo prince of the bench

    Matthew GoldieMatthew Goldie4 ай мурун
  • Such a crazy scenario... melo wouldve had 3+ rings for sure

    TanzerTanzer4 ай мурун
    • 😆

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga9 күн мурун
  • True, but lets not act like the nba wasn't making LeBron the face of the league.

    Allstar KayBAllstar KayB4 ай мурун
  • Melo would of def had a chip.

    Pre Got BeatsPre Got Beats4 ай мурун
  • I don't like RIP when they defeated my Lakers in 04. But now I respect him and I actually wanted them to beat the spurs in 05. Those pistons were absolute Dogs

    Patrick KnowsPatrick Knows4 ай мурун
  • Tayshaun wouldve came off the bench fresh wow

    money wuanmoney wuan4 ай мурун
  • NBA in the early 2000s yea Pistons definitely get at least 3 ships

    CJ BrownCJ Brown4 ай мурун
  • Facts

    Limitless DTLimitless DT4 ай мурун
  • Boi melo would been named the best player long before lebron and melo would of been a real rivalry instead of friendship now

    Tyrone HarrisTyrone Harris4 ай мурун
    • 🤣🤣

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • I did the interview with Ben Wallace...I got this question started between Darko and melo on my show. I didn’t agree with Ben either

    mista manmista man4 ай мурун
    • Most casuals don't, melon is cancer to winning basketball and blind optimism and wishful thinking is the only way for melo apologists to cope.

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Thank you

    AM2PM WorldwideAM2PM Worldwide4 ай мурун
  • They didn’t have to bring up Lebron, because what if Lebron was drafted to Detroit 🤔

    Poojo OfficialPoojo Official4 ай мурун
    • Bron was going number 1 regardless

      PuffDoePuffDoe4 ай мурун
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣 they cappin

    JuandotcomJuandotcom4 ай мурун
  • That's just wishful thinking, reality is Carona Anthony would bump heads with the coach and/or infect the beautiful team ball as he usually does.

    IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Joe Dumars was great both as a player and an executive, but he messed up big time with that draft choice!

    Kinshasa PR.Kinshasa PR.4 ай мурун
    • No he messed up by firing Rick Carlisle for Larry Brown who was only a good defensive coach where Carlisle was good at both offense and defense.Shouldve had more faith and I betcha they would've had 3 chips regardless of not having Melo

      Black ZodakBlack Zodak4 ай мурун
  • 🙏🙏🙏

    jj medickjj medick4 ай мурун
  • Just how Pat Riley & Shaq showed D-wade how to win, Pat & Wade showed Bron how to win & play team ball. The Pistons would've taught Melo the same

    Lawrence ChaviousLawrence Chavious4 ай мурун
  • Damn that’s like the eastern all star team ✊🏽

    Matt BarnesMatt Barnes4 ай мурун
  • Not sure why they didn't get Melo

    NY FinestNY Finest4 ай мурун
    • Because they didn't need a ballhogging cancer who didn't understand team ball

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • RIP only supporting Melo because of Jordan Brand 🙄

    IanIan4 ай мурун
    • Ian So basically any other reason you can think of other than this is simply what they believe....? Matt Barne’s probably only agrees because they have the same favorite color & Stephen Jackson also agrees bc they both love sushi I guess 🤦🏾‍♂️😂🤣 the hate Melo gets will forever be weird.

      EricSTXEricSTX4 ай мурун
    • Eric F. Jr boys from the nuggets years

      IanIan4 ай мурун
    • Soooooooo what’s Chauncey Billups reasons for saying the exact same thing???? 🙄

      EricSTXEricSTX4 ай мурун
  • Lakers should've never picked up Malone

    Bpm340Bpm3404 ай мурун
  • Love Mello as a Knick but boi!!!!! Yeah Prince would’ve lost playing time but I think he would’ve accepted that 6th man trophy proudly. Ben, Sheed, Mello, Rip, Billups... lineup wise, he would’ve been a better defender. He wouldn’t have to be the best defender though.

    james halliburtonjames halliburton4 ай мурун
    • Prince plays defense and understands team ball, he's not getting benched for a ballhogging cancer.

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Pistons is my favorite team like rip to me is the first 3&D all-star but what he saying is facts Mello only an a team once with the nuggets an most of this players where old even AI if he came to the Pistons instead of what's his face the Pistons would one been scary good

    Anthony SingletaryAnthony Singletary4 ай мурун
  • Sheesh that mean Wade probably don't win in 06' simply because Detroit was in 3 ECF in a row and I'm not sure if Miami beats them in 06' with Melo to go on and play Dallas, my only question is would they still have lost to the Spurs in 05' tho mannnnnnn what Y'all think?????

    Brew SpittaBrew Spitta4 ай мурун
  • Ppl forget how the draft work. If they did draft Melo, they wouldn't have been able to get Wade. It would've been one or the other...not both

    imahelpfulpersonimahelpfulperson4 ай мурун
  • The league didn't want that. Melo would've beaten the Lakers in the Finals. All those years the Pistons were in the ECF? They would've been in the Finals and Melo would have MULTIPLE RINGS

    TheBestFighterTheBestFighter4 ай мурун
    • 😆😆

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Melo was a lemon. High aspirations but never had the work ethic of a true champion. #ZeroRings

    stylin60esstylin60es4 ай мурун
    • 💯💯💯

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  • Bruh im a die hard pistons fan (02-04 pistons screamed team success for me) but that being said as soon as l.b. left i knew it was over for us

    Manuel RuizManuel Ruiz4 ай мурун
  • They could of played together

    F BombF Bomb4 ай мурун
  • I have always said the pistons drafting melo was kind of like bird going to Celtics. He would of been amazing, fuck you very much joe

    F BombF Bomb4 ай мурун
  • if shoulda coulda wouldas were pots and pans... the whole world would be a big kitchen

    Gregory SkinnerGregory Skinner4 ай мурун
  • Now that's also the next thing, Melo goes to Detroit, and they win 3 in a row, does 1 the gm still blow that team up 2 are the egos in check enough to keep the same roster to keep that core together. Could have gotten 4-6 rings with Melo.

    Allen JohnsonAllen Johnson4 ай мурун
    • In 2k yeah

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  • Y’all wouldn’t have rasheed wallace

    Kingsley JacksonKingsley Jackson4 ай мурун
    • Why you say that ?? Melo and shred play 2 different positions !!

      Chris WilChris Wil4 ай мурун
  • Melo > bron if he goes to Detroit

    Joe MamaJoe Mama4 ай мурун
    • 🤣🤣

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  • As a heat fan I hate to admit it. But they still win 2004. 2005 they make the finals loose in 7 to the spurs, they win there. Then my heat in 2006 beat them when they were 64-18 in 6 games in the conference finals. They probably win there also. Then 2007 they loose to cavs in conference finals in 6, that Cavs team sucks. They would make finals not sure if they would have beaten spurs but who knows. Then 2008 they make conference finals against big three Boston took them with 6. Maybe with Melo they beat them also.

    tyler innestyler innes4 ай мурун
  • Once again people assume the chemistry would be there and that Melo wouldn't have an ego still (which still would be very possible).

    RogeManRogeMan4 ай мурун
    • @Solomon Antoine Have to LMAO

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • Yeah but he wouldn’t really have a say being a rookie. He would have to drop the ego

      Solomon AntoineSolomon Antoine4 ай мурун
    • Casuals don't like logic

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  • Who had a better career Matt Barnes or Tayshawn ?

    Powell DiGangiPowell DiGangi4 ай мурун
  • Or they would’ve been a dynasty if they drafted Dwade. Who’s several lvls better than Melo.

  • & if Charles’s Barkley would join the bulls when they wanted to trade him for Scottie pippen, Charles would be a champion.... can’t live in the hypothetical world.. the nuggets drafted him, he was a great Scorer & that’s it.... Melo isn’t a great by any means necessary

    JotassiumJotassium4 ай мурун
  • Matt and rip talking bout lebron Stak: I'm just gonna sit hear and do my best impression of a humpback whale mating call.

    Gershom TanGershom Tan4 ай мурун
  • Carmelo is the only rookie I know that was in his prime the first 3 years of his career. It was strange. Don’t get me wrong he cooked after that. But the first 3 years?! IT WAS LIKE HE COULD STILL SHOOT THE SAME YET MORE ATHLETIC WITH THE SAME POST GAME

    So long Space CowboySo long Space Cowboy4 ай мурун
  • Hands 04 piston team top 5 ever

    kyle patillokyle patillo4 ай мурун
  • Ben Wallace had a good take on it - he said they may not have one 2 chips if they drafted Melo because of how much they would have had to play him. They didn’t have time to wait and develop players that was their window there and then.

    Andre JarretAndre Jarret4 ай мурун
    • Casuals don't like facts

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  • And just as hypothetically the Pistons adapt to Carmelo's weak defense no ball movement play style. That's the thing about hypothetical situations, you can spin them both ways. Melo has had plenty of time in the league to spin a different story about himself.

    Shazland4Shazland44 ай мурун
  • The most important thing I took from this interview; we built off what Ben(Wallace) was building. BigBen was the most important piece to the 04 Pistons.

    Rich QuatroRich Quatro4 ай мурун
    • Because of solid defense and team ball mentality

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Melo on that pistons team Jesus idk what big Ben was talking about but you let a young melo loose Jesus!

    DracoTheBlkGodGamerDracoTheBlkGodGamer4 ай мурун
    • You don't know what the champ was talking about because casuals don't like facts

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • I hope there's a parallel universe where this happened and the Pistons win 5 or more straight championships.

    Danny CooperDanny Cooper4 ай мурун
    • It's called NBA 2k

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • I don’t know if would work honestly. Probably the biggest what if in Detroit Pistons history

    Pistons TalkPistons Talk4 ай мурун
  • never ending excuses for Carmelo. woulda coulda shoulda

    OfficialSwisherOfficialSwisher4 ай мурун
    • Every melon apologists go to move 😆🤣

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  • I agree with RIP a young melo .His 1st four years in the league he was unstoppable

    whoody G Ponderwhoody G Ponder4 ай мурун
    • 😆

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  • On point! Can’t believe Joe Dumars blew that pick.

    iali00iali004 ай мурун
  • UConn Don #CtHere

    John NewsonJohn Newson4 ай мурун
  • Thank you for this Rip. With Larry Brown as a coach and the scrappy players around him, Melo would have been a great defender. 3 chips at the least.

    Jmxd21Jmxd214 ай мурун
    • Larry Brown is the reason the Pistons didn't win more than one chip.Great defensive coach,terrible offensive one.Dumars should've had more faith in Carlisle who was a really good coach at the time and I think they still would've won the chip that year and definitely more down the line bcuz he was good at teaching both offense and defense.Dumars was greedy for that gourmet chef for his best meal that year but could've been getting even better meals in years to come with his original chef

      Black ZodakBlack Zodak4 ай мурун
  • jack’s friend and a man he called his twin just passed away and he’s strong enough a few days later to do a podcast with pure class. what a guy.

    SMPL NickySMPL Nicky4 ай мурун
  • People who are Melo haters don’t understand that systems build players and teams. Lebron on Cleveland initially as great as he was never got close to a championship. Melo on the Knicks would have always played out the same way

    Kevin PKevin P4 ай мурун
    • @Kevin P And at least they accomplished something, Ivo made it to the finals. Rodman and Draymond got a ring what's melons ballhogging got him? An Oprah special with SAS

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • IG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga so is rodman, draymond and iverson, hell even Kobe was a ballhogger that shot too much. You can be a cancer with bad coaches and management. You can also win rings if they know how to use your talent

      Kevin PKevin P4 ай мурун
    • Casuals don't understand melon is cancer to winning basketball

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  • I'd say two championships. I don't think they can handle the Heat in '06.

    Joshua MaulaJoshua Maula4 ай мурун
  • If melo was drafted by pistons i agree they could have started a dysnasty bec melo lack of interest on defense will be covered by his teammates and their culture.

    Paul RyanPaul Ryan4 ай мурун
    • 😆🤣

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  • Melo would mess up the chemistry of the team, he is not a winner. With bron you would have 6 rings lol

    Khadim SabaraKhadim Sabara4 ай мурун
    • IG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga melo is a unidimensional player, basketball is a team sport, good chemistry, ball movement, good rotation. Detroit was a real team, danger comes everywhere, melo would mess up that team, he is not a team player, bron makes everyone better !!!

      Khadim SabaraKhadim Sabara4 ай мурун
    • IG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga Oh God you again...& real cute how you conveniently left off Bosh in your dumb ass hating reply. Talk to me son...did you have a crush on La La? What did Melo do to you? It’s time to let that pain go bro. It doesn’t have to hurt anymore!

      EricSTXEricSTX4 ай мурун
    • @EricSTX So Bron on a contender based around team ball and defense couldn't get multiple rings in Detroit because he couldn't with Wade in Miami? Lol crackbaby logic ftw That national championship is probably why they didn't get him, a ballhogg who just won isn't gonna be happy coming off the bench. Where he belongs if a team is contending. Your down syndrom3 will forever be hilarious

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • 💯💯💯 Casuals won't like that fact tho

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  • All I can say is real shit RIP

    CellytyreeCellytyree4 ай мурун
  • If Melo got drafted by the Pistons... Absolutely 3 Rings at least, the narrative wouldn’t have been LeBron vs The Big 3 Celtics.. it would’ve been The Big 3 Celtics vs The Pistons Like Tim Duncan wouldn’t be a 5x Champ either.. and what Melo would’ve done next we don’t know.. maybe he does Team up with Bron & Wade in Miami.. maybe he goes to NY & leads a title for the Knicks.. Maybe an MVP, All-Defensive Team.. the possibility would’ve been endless for Melo. Melo might have the most “What if”s for one player

    Arlis MartinezArlis Martinez4 ай мурун
    • 🤣🤣🤣

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  • They woulda at least got one more

    Chris GarciaChris Garcia4 ай мурун
  • Rip is 100%right

    rommel riverarommel rivera4 ай мурун
  • Tayshaun could've thrived in the type role that Iggy played for the Warriors as Melo matured into a starting role. They could've even went small at times

    Abdullah YusufAbdullah Yusuf4 ай мурун
  • Rip looking like a Koala bear

    Maurice JusticeMaurice Justice4 ай мурун
  • Listen. They only traded for sheed because Darko sucked. So if they got melo there is no guarantee that they would even trade for him.

    Will DillWill Dill4 ай мурун
  • This is actually a great WHAT IF because the Pistons taking Carmelo Anthony #2 was a REAL possibility at the time, it isn't a 20/20 hindsight type of thing like the Blazers passing over Michael Jordan with the #2 pick or the Pistons passing Dwayne Wade(its wrong to bring up Wade becauseNOBODY thought Wade should go #2 in that draft!!) A lot of people questioned the Pistons taking Darko AT THE TIME!! Carmelo gets ripped a lot because of how bad his Knicks teams were, but he was a generational type of talent(people may forget that Melo was an all-star caliber player as a rookie) like Rip Hamilton said. The Pistons were already a dominant defensive team and one of the best teams in the East in 2002-2003, imagine how great they would have been with a versatile 20PPG scorer like Melo? They probably could have went on a run where they won 3 in a row and/or 5 titles in 7 years, and Melo's all-time ranking/greatness would be WAY higher than it ended up being. Some of you in the comments brought up a good point about Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons probably would have had the best record in 2003-2004 at the trade deadline if they drafted Carmelo Anthony, and may not have traded for R.Wallace, but they still would have been a championship team regardless. C.Anthony's great inside-outside scoring, rebounding and 3-point shooting would have made them elite. About Larry Brown, its true that he had the old-school mentality and didn't like rookies or young players, but he would have seen Carmelo's talent at the rookie summer league and then at training camp, and would have given him big minutes immediately as the starting forward next to Tayshawn Prince. He wasn't going to play the "Sit And Learn, Youngster" mind games with Carmelo because Carmelo was just too good for that.

    seeehornseeehorn4 ай мурун
  • Darko Milicic won a ring and not Melo? Smh. Detroit is famous for making terrible picks in NBA and NFL

    Darryl ClarkDarryl Clark4 ай мурун
  • Could you imagine Melo being held accountable and having to be a consummate professional with his talent scary

    C McC Mc4 ай мурун
  • Totally agree

    Odell JonesOdell Jones4 ай мурун
  • Melo almost got to the finals with just Billups. If he was on that 04 Pistons team they could've been a dynasty.

    Michael LoweryMichael Lowery4 ай мурун
    • Idk man. I like rasheeds defense way better than melos and if melo played on the pistons, they most likely wouldnt have gotten rasheed at deadline that yr

      Knight RydahKnight Rydah4 ай мурун
    • Alex Fleming He didn’t single handily do it. Dikembe actually outplayed him in the Bucks series. Single handily is what LeBron did in 2018. A.I had a bunch of bad or mediocre games where they still won.

      Elijah RudermanElijah Ruderman4 ай мурун
    • @Jaimee Foxworth a.i. single handedly took the 76ers to the finals and got a game against kobe, shaq n the Lakers.

      Alex FlemingAlex Fleming4 ай мурун
    • Melo never played in the finals

      Bean teamBean team4 ай мурун
    • @Jaimee Foxworth mavs?

      Bean teamBean team4 ай мурун
  • That is an incredible point!

    C BrownC Brown4 ай мурун
  • They would have won more than their 1 and more than 2 that's for sure. And it would have developed Melo very well and that organization would have started building around him as the vets got older. Melo was close to winning one with less. Kobe and lakers stopped him in game 6 of WCF. And west was harder.

    Richie MoralesRichie Morales4 ай мурун
  • That lineup would’ve been Pg: Chauncey SG: Rip SF: Melo PF: Cliff Robinson C: Ben Wallace Rasheed WAS NOT on that team yet! Not even winning the East with that lineup... P.S. I’m a Piston FAN from the Cradle to the Grave...Eastside Born & Raised Melo wasn’t the answer!

    tonyflo01tonyflo014 ай мурун
    • DARKO Definitely wasn’t either

      TerrorTown7575TerrorTown75754 ай мурун
    • Melon is NEVER the answer, that's why nobody wanted such gReAtNeSs till Blazers got desperate.

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • @Clutch7 🤣🤣

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • You know the offense didnt always come easy. Losing Sheed is huge but Melo gets easy buckets ... Melo on a cheap rookie contract -> you could get someone better at PF than Robinson (shittt just play Tayshaun at the 4)

      Clutch7Clutch74 ай мурун
    • Come on man... Denver went from bottom 3 team to the playoffs just by adding Melo ... MAYBE pistons wouldnt peak in 03-05 like they did - but Melo would keep them strong til 2010+

      Clutch7Clutch74 ай мурун
  • Ben must have smoke for Melo because it's no way he really believed what he said. No way!

    B CollinsB Collins4 ай мурун
    • Things emotional casuals say

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
  • Stop it, We drafted Darko...

    DevonYurBoyCookDevonYurBoyCook4 ай мурун
  • its weird seeing hamilton without his glass mask

    Matthew BradleyMatthew Bradley4 ай мурун
  • These woulda coulda shoulda ofs get old.

    Conservative AmericanConservative American4 ай мурун
  • BIGGEST PROBLEM: Larry Brown didn't play rookies

    Terence Hood, IITerence Hood, II4 ай мурун
    • !!!!!!!!!!!

      Shaquan NewtonShaquan Newton4 ай мурун
  • Nobody: Stak: Oooooooo

    Lych03GLych03G4 ай мурун
    • Ooooooo

      Joshua MaulaJoshua Maula4 ай мурун
  • But would you guys have been able to get past the Spurs? Even with Melo, I think the Pistons still might have lost to the Spurs.

    Jason JosephJason Joseph4 ай мурун
    • They wouldn't get to Finals with that ballhogg

      IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga4 ай мурун
    • Considering the fact that the series went 7 and Detroit couldn’t score over 75 3 times in that series. Melo is the best scorer on that team day 1 if he’s drafted to there. Just 15 a game from him I think they beat them in 6.

      Kirbystare1992Kirbystare19924 ай мурун
  • Sheed wasn’t on the team until later that season

    MrBmxe2010MrBmxe20104 ай мурун
  • Honestly, i don't think melo would've fit with what the larry brown pistons were trying to be. Imo wade would've fit more, but it's really tough to correctly predict all these what-if scenarios; larry brown liked wade much more than lebron and melo while coaching team usa, but it's not like wade loved larry brown's coaching either.

    ReCharredSighReCharredSigh4 ай мурун
  • Probably the biggest “what if” in NBA history that has nothing to do with injuries. Rip is right. The narratives would’ve been sooooooo different for Melo & other players. Boston’s big 3 might not have won. Bron might not have gone to Miami. Maybe him & Wade join Melo in Detroit who’s sitting on possibly 3 titles as Billups & Rip head out. The scenarios are endless.

    EricSTXEricSTX4 ай мурун